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I am thinking about redeploying my static website to Amazon S3. I need to automate the deployment so I was looking for an API for such tasks. I'm a bit confused about the different options.

Question: What is the difference between s3cmd, the Python library boto and AWS CLI?

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  • s3cmd and AWS CLI are both command line tools while boto is a Python library which is the official AWS SDK for Python.

  • s3cmd and AWS CLI are used when you use shell scripting for deployment.

  • boto is well suited when we are writing scripts only using Python.

  • s3cmd supports all of AWS CLI’s commands and also has more extensive functionalities. 

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